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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Shield 9 Barrel

Just saw this on Facebook.

Blacklist Industries is making an aftermarket barrel for the Shield. They are taking pre-orders for them and have an estimated shipping date of 3/17/17.

They're also making them for the M&P 9 and 9c.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 11:03 AM   #2
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Kinda cool but costs half as much as my entire gun. IMO the fact it's a short range, defensive carry piece I don't see a need for a match grade barrel. But if you have a need or want for one it seems like a good deal.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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They cost more than Wilson Combat M&P barrels.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:00 PM   #4
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I tried contacting them, never once heard anything back from them. I found out about them on another forum, and everybody just kicked the shit out of the guy for asking anyones interest for a shield barrel. I`m pretty sure the guy was offended after that and likely said to hell with everybody. Now, for me personally, i would love to buy a non-ported barrel for my PC 9mm. One that i myself can file and fit to my own gun.

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So, i checked out their website for the shield barrel info... for shield, they seem to only offer "drop in" barrels...NO THANKS...!!!
I get why some people were all over the guy now.... they aren`t custom barrels by any means by what i saw... just another pretty barrel.
Surely dont feel the need for another drop-in barrel marketer, theres way to many now, and not what i want, especially a worthless drop-in.
And if they fit identical to the OEM barrel, for OVER $200, and still sloppy like the OEM barrel, as well as improper dwell timing... its a big fat NOPE...!
They should also change their pictures on the site, especially when people would like to see a "M&P Shield" in the picture, not a glock... uhhhhh DERP

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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #5
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APEX is the ONLY way to go... as soon as they make a 9mm gunsmith barrel for the shield, i`ll be on it like a rat on a cheeto.

APEX will get it right, not pretty, but VERY effective...!
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Old December 14th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #6
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I have a Wilson stainless barrel on my Glock 19 and really don't see any difference concerning accuracy over the stock Glock OEM barrel. Would I do it again, No.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:52 PM   #7
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I have a Wilson stainless barrel on my Glock 19 and really don't see any difference concerning accuracy over the stock Glock OEM barrel. Would I do it again, No.
Unless you put the gun in a ransom rest, its hard to prove if it was really worth it or not. But i believe your findings.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 11:35 PM   #8
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I don't care for the crazy fluting or finishes, but I might be interested in a threaded barrel for a suppressor. Plus, an extra half inch of length wouldn't be noticeable when carrying it but might give you a slight boost in velocity to keep marginal rounds in their expansion window.

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Those who own a Shield40 have been looking for someone to make aftermarket Shield9 barrels. Many have said "Some Day", or "We're working on it", but they've been saying that for over 4 Years.

For Shield40, this 'drop in' 9mm barrel could be just what they've been waiting 4 Years for. I agree that it's a bit pricey for a 'Drop In', and I don't believe there's such a thing as a 'Match Grade' Drop In 3" barrel, but who knows? If the other Aftermarket companies don't get on the stick, this company could, by default, get the Shield Aftermarket (Conversion Barrel) business.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:36 AM   #10
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Those who own a Shield40 have been looking for someone to make aftermarket Shield9 barrels. Many have said "Some Day", or "We're working on it", but they've been saying that for over 4 Years.

For Shield40, this 'drop in' 9mm barrel could be just what they've been waiting 4 Years for. I agree that it's a bit pricey for a 'Drop In', and I don't believe there's such a thing as a 'Match Grade' Drop In 3" barrel, but who knows? If the other Aftermarket companies don't get on the stick, this company could, by default, get the Shield Aftermarket (Conversion Barrel) business.
Yeah I don't see where a "match grade" barrel in a Shield would help me much either, but I would be interested in seeing a side-by-side comparison. Plus if you figure in the cost of the barrel and buying half a dozen or so 9mm mags, changing over to 9mm is pretty spendy. The place I buy my ammo from, the 9mm is only $15 a thousand cheaper than my .40 so with the amount of shooting I do, it would take ME a long time to recoup the change over costs.

And it looks like it's just a replacement 9mm barrel and not a 40 to 9mm conversion, so you may or may not have issues with trying to do that.

But it's always good to have options, and I'm sure we'll start seeing people using them in spite of the cost.

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Like anything, if they build it, people will buy it... or should i say... BLING BLING overides common sense?
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And it looks like it's just a replacement 9mm barrel and not a 40 to 9mm conversion, so you may or may not have issues with trying to do that.
Do a Forum search for Shield Conversion Barrels and you'll find that back before S&W stopped selling Shield barrels, there were several members who bought factory Shield barrels and successfully used them in their Shield40s.
Naturally, S&W recommended NOT using factory Shield9 barrels in Shield40s, but people did it anyway, without mishap or malfunction (after testing with a couple K rounds).

Of course, since this company is marketing it as a Shield9 barrel, rather than a Shield40 conversion barrel, they will probably recommend against it as well.
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Do a Forum search for Shield Conversion Barrels and you'll find that back before S&W stopped selling Shield barrels, there were several members who bought factory Shield barrels and successfully used them in their Shield40s.
Naturally, S&W recommended NOT using factory Shield9 barrels in Shield40s, but people did it anyway, without mishap or malfunction (after testing with a couple K rounds).

Of course, since this company is marketing it as a Shield9 barrel, rather than a Shield40 conversion barrel, they will probably recommend against it as well.
Oh yeah, I've read all the posts on the successful use and only know of one member that said he saw/knew of a catastrophic failure while doing so. I had even considered doing it myself but by the time the NTS models came out the factory barrel supply had dried up.
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I personally see no point in converting.
I bought 40 to shoot 40 cuz I wanted to shoot 40.
If I wanted to shoot 9(which btw I dont) Id have or would buy a 9.

And dont say "ammo is less" the small amount of $$ difference is a piss poor reason IMO.



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Wake me up when some reliable company,(Storm Lake, Apex, KKM, etc.), makes a conversion barrel for the Shield. I would like to make one of my .40's into a 9mm for my wife.
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